Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review: For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund

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Title: For Love and Honor

Author: Jody Hedlund

Series: An Uncertain Choice #3

Genre: Historical

Audience: Young Adult


Lady Sabine is harboring a skin blemish, one, that if revealed, could cause her to be branded as a witch, put her life in danger, and damage her chances of making a good marriage. After all, what nobleman would want to marry a woman so flawed?

Sir Bennet is returning home to protect his family from an imminent attack by neighboring lords who seek repayment of debts. Without fortune or means to pay those debts, Sir Bennet realizes his only option is to make a marriage match with a wealthy noblewoman. As a man of honor, he loathes the idea of courting a woman for her money, but with time running out for his family’s safety, what other choice does he have?

As Lady Sabine and Sir Bennet are thrust together under dangerous circumstances, will they both be able to learn to trust each other enough to share their deepest secrets? Or will those secrets ultimately lead to their demise?

**3 stars**

In the final installment of the AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE series by Jody Hedlund, we follow the stories of a girl, called Lady Sabine, with a secret blemish; and the last knight of this trilogy, Sir Bennet, who is being forced to take drastic measures in order to save his home and family. I enjoyed For Love and Honor. Medieval is always interesting - and this one has a fairy tale feel; you know, with knights and fair ladies and daring rescues. Bennet and Sabine had some fun banter, which was humorous and entertaining to read. Overall, it was a fast-paced and easy-to-read tale.

I, personally, am not always fond of the almost-instant love stories, which was definitely how For Love and Honor unfolded. And there were a couple other themes and things that just weren't to my taste. At the time I read it, I loved the first book in this series, An Uncertain Choice, but the last two haven't been for me so much.

That being said, this book still held a serious note and touched on some important topics/lessons. Those who enjoy a light, medieval, teen romance - though with some danger and gruesomeness - might want to pick up this series.

I received a copy of For Love and Honor from


  1. This looks SO GOOD! I haven't read the other books in the series, yet, but my library has them, so I'll have to pick them up soon! :D

    1. You'll definitely have to give it a try, Liv! :))

  2. I agree that the first one was the best.
    I placed this one on hold at the library -- might as well finish the series. ;P

    1. Yep! Glad to see someone understands, Daminika! :)

      Yes, you may as well! They're short books, and usually fast-paced anyway! :)

  3. I really wanna read this book!!! I have not read An Uncertain Choice, but I have read A Daring Sacrifice and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! Sorry, don't know why you did not like that one as much, but I did =D and am SO looking forward to reading this one.
    Now I have to read An Uncertain Choice, which I originally did not want to read because I did not think I would enjoy it... but Jody Hedlund did SUCH a great job with A Daring Sacrifice, and I loved it so much, that I now wanna read An Uncertain Choice!
    Thanks for the review Shantelle, looking forward to reading this one!!! =D

    1. Well, I'm glad you liked them, Polaris! You should definitely read An Uncertain Choice!! :D And hope you enjoy the last one! :) You're welcome!

    2. *Goes to read the first one*
      Now must go and demand my library get the third one! =D

  4. Read all three, but felt all were ruined by the silliness, obsession with torture and historical inaccuracy. I was horrified to see people treat them as 'accurate' and even recommend them for use on History Courses. Like recommending Game of Thrones for 'educational' purposes.

    1. Yes, I would agree. I felt they were more fairy tale-ish stories than solid historical novels.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

    2. Thanks, yes I agree. I was like 'please people stop saying they're set in England- they're not just because some of the place names are hte same'. Trust me, I can tell :)